January/February Artists on Display

On the Wall, Painter, Carol Schigg

Carol Schigg on the Wall


My name is Carol Schigg. I have resided in Easton for the past 50 years and have raised my family here. I graduated from Bridgewater University and obtained my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College. I worked as a Social Worker for many years locally.


After I retired, I fulfilled my lifelong wish to be able to paint in oils. Having no prior training or skill, I took group painting lessons that were offered in the community. My favorite things to paint are florals and seascapes. I now paint mainly in acrylic and still attend the painting class at the Easton Senior Center.


Instructor Frank Holub is also exhibiting one of his paintings of the old Boat House on Langwater Pond in Easton. His classes are a lot of fun. We meet on Mondays from 10:00 to 11:30 at the Easton Senior Center on Barrows Street. I encourage everyone to join, learn to draw and paint and meet new friends. You do not need any skills to join but must bring your own supplies.


In Display Case, Artists, Michelle & John Duprey

Michelle & John Duprey in Display Case


Do you need gifts for Valentine's Day or upcoming birthdays, etc.?  During the months of January and February the glass case in the fireplace room will have plenty of things for sale such as handmade leather purses, wallets, key rings, dog leashes and (very handy) dog waste dispensers.  Also, for sale are original watercolor cards, hand painted by longtime library employee, Michelle Duprey.  These beautiful cards are one-of-a-kind and also suitable for framing.  She also has cork and leather bracelets, paperweights, bookmarks and other items which are perfect for gift giving or to gift yourself!


Michelle Duprey:

Michelle grew up in Easton and is in her 26th year of working at the Ames Free Library. She has a background in art and has done commercial design work including logos, book and album covers and she paints utilizing traditional techniques and materials such as acrylic paint, or watercolors. A number of years ago, she got interested in designing and making jewelry.  For some of her jewelry, she re-invents estate pieces using vintage elements or uses imported components from around the world, such as semi-precious stones used in necklaces or cork and leather used in making bracelets.


John Duprey:

John graduated from Emerson College and majored in television production.  He has always been interested in making things and figuring out how things work and has many varied interests.  He acquired his pilot’s license many years ago, is self-taught in most DIY projects and currently has a 1922 Ford Model T automobile which he is restoring.  John learned how to sew at an early age from his mother, a home economics teacher, and recently took up leatherworking, which uses a lot of those skills.